the bowery boys adventures in old new york an unconventional exploration of manhattans historic neighborhoods secret spots and colorful characters

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The Bowery Boys Adventures In Old New York

Author : Greg Young
ISBN : 9781612435763
Genre : History
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“Among the best city-centric series.”–New York Times THE BOWERY BOYS' OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THEIR WILDLY POPULAR, AWARD-WINNING PODCAST The Bowery Boys podcast is a phenomenon, thrilling audiences each month with one amazing story after the next. Now, in their first-ever book, the duo gives you an exclusive personal tour through New York’s old cobblestone streets and gas-lit back alleyways. Featuring fascinating guides to: • Hell's Kitchen and Columbus Circle • The Bowery and Astor Place • Tribeca and Foley Square • Chinatown and Little Italy • and all the rest of New York!

Chronicles Of Old New York

Author : James Roman
ISBN : 9781938450853
Genre : Travel
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Did you know that Central Park was built on Seneca Village, a community of modest farms, also known as a safe haven for runaway slaves? Did you know Washington Square Park used to be a potter’s field? Author James Roman, a native New Yorker, brings to this guide an intimate knowledge and love of New York’s neighborhoods and the quirks of history that have helped shape the city. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers such as John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Stanford White, Gertrude Whitney and more with historical photographs and period maps. This second edition includes a new Broadway chapter and completely updated walking tours. A Must Read for anyone who loves New York City.

Hidden Waters Of New York City

Author : Sergey Kadinsky
ISBN : 1581573553
Genre : History
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Beneath the asphalt streets of Manhattan, creeks and streams once flowed freely. The remnants of these once-pristine waterways are all over the Big Apple, hidden in plain sight. offers a glimpse at the big city’s forgotten past and ever-changing present, including: Filled with eye-opening historical anecdotes and walking tours of all five boroughs, this is a side of New York City you’ve never seen.

Forgotten New York

Author : Kevin Walsh
ISBN : 9780060754006
Genre : Travel
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Forgotten New York is your passport to more than 300 years of history, architecture, and memories hidden in plain sight. Houses dating to the first Dutch settlers on Staten Island; yellow brick roads in Brooklyn; clocks embedded in the sidewalk in Manhattan; bishop's crook lampposts in Queens; and a white elephant in the Bronx—this is New York and this is your guide to seeing it all. Forgotten New York covers all five boroughs with easy-to-use maps and suggested routes to hundreds of out-of-the way places, antiquated monuments, streets to nowhere, and buildings from a time lost. Forgotten New York features: Quiet Places Truly Forgotten History Happened Here What Is This Thing? Forgotten People And so much more

Footprints In New York

Author : James Nevius
ISBN : 9781493008407
Genre : Travel
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NYC tour guides and authors James and Michelle Nevius explore the lives of 20 iconic New Yorkers—from Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant to Alexander Hamilton, park architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux to JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—and use them to guide the reader through four centuries of the city’s story. Beginning with the oldest standing building in the city, , a 1652 farmhouse in Brooklyn, and journeying all the way to the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, the book follows in the footsteps of these iconic New Yorkers. The authors tell the stories of everyone from slave traders and long-forgotten politicians to the movers and shakers of Gilded Age society and the Greenwich Village folk scene. One part history and one part personal narrative, Footprints in New York creates a different way of looking at the past, exploring new connections and forgotten chapters in the story of America’s greatest metropolis. Visit for more.

Greenwich Village Stories

Author : Judith Stonehill
ISBN : 0789327228
Genre : History
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Accompanied by a vast array of photographs and paintings, this tribute to Greenwich village features 60 stories written by artists, writers, musicians, restaurateurs and other neighborhood dwellers who share a memory of this beloved place.

Journey To Munich

Author : Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN : 9780749020217
Genre : Fiction
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It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine yet chilly morning, as she walks towards Fitzroy Square - a place of many memories - she is intercepted by Brian Huntley and Robert MacFarlane of the Secret Service. The German government has agreed to release a British subject from prison, but only if he is handed over to a family member. Because the man’s wife is bedridden and his daughter has been killed in an accident, the Secret Service wants Maisie - who bears a striking resemblance to the daughter - to retrieve the man from Dachau, on the outskirts of Munich. The British government is not alone in its interest in Maisie’s travel plans. Her nemesis - the man she holds responsible for her husband’s death - has learnt of her journey, and is also desperate for her help. Traveling into the heart of Nazi Germany, Maisie encounters unexpected dangers - and finds herself questioning whether it’s time to return to the work she loved. But the Secret Service may have other ideas . . .

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